May 12, 2016

Maladiere – Indiana Jaune

  This week we had some good climbing and skiing activities going on. One of the better was the classic limestone route at Maladiere, Vallée d´Arve, Indiana Jaune. A 270m 9pitch climb. Sustained climbing with mostly high quality climbing with a maximum at 6b+.

Indiana Jaune 6b, 6b+, 6b, 6b, 5c, 6a, 6a+, 6a+, 6b - Fini.
  The easiest approach, as I find it at least, is to park at La Croix Verte and walk to the far right hand side, skiers right, (follow a yellow arrow/sign) and make two 50m rappels down to the base of the rock. Walk some 10-15min east and you will find the route just to the right of a black stain coming down from a small cave just above. There is also a carved sign "INDIE" at the first bolt nowadays...

An other approach is to walk to the top of les Tropiques and make 5 rappels down the face, from there its only a 5 min walk. But have a good look on the GPS track at Camp to Camp before taking on to that if you don't know the area.

La Maladiere, Indiana Jaune , 3rd pitch (© K.Jonsson)Grades: 6b, 6b+, 6b, 6b, 5c, 6a, 6a+, 6a+, 6b.
Anna on the "Part Jaune 4th pitch"

Its a very fun and sustained route with really solid rock and nice features. Good bolts and belays.

Gymnastique at Indiana Jaune

  From the top of the route, follow a small trail on top of the cliff to the rappels of Tropiques. From there follow the good trail back to the parking.  

And as always on a good route, the best is saved to last, the cave passage...

Make sure to take a deep breath and just squeeze...

Cliff : Maladiere 
Route : Indiana Jaune
270m, 9 pitches
Max 6b+
You need : 
2x50m rope for rappel, 10QD´s
Topo Vallé de l´Arve by Gilles Brunot and

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